Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta
Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta

Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.legalseafoods.com/Restaurants/Atlanta-Downtown
  • Phone: 6785003700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm
    Sunday: 12n - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in downtown Atlanta, we can accommodate from 12-60 people for a sit down dinner and up to 125 guests for a cocktail reception. Depending on the size of your party, choose from our Wine Room with its bottle-lined walls or our Oyster Bar for toast-worthy celebrations. Or within the Hilton Garden Inn, the colorful Atlantic Room and elegant Pacific Room provide additional function space, ideal for corporate meetings. Larger gourps, up to 200 seated or 250 for a cocktail reception, may prefer semi-private space or a buy-out of our dining room. Private dining at Legal Sea Foods offers great food and hospitality and easy planning. Please contact our special events manager for further details.
  • Special Events: Celebrate a special occasion or host a corporate event at Legal Sea Foods. We customize every menu and finishing detail. Here in downtown Atlanta, we can accommodate from 12-60 people for a sit down dinner and up to 125 guests for a cocktail reception.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Luckie St
  • Public Transit: Georgia Dome/GWCC/CNN/Phillips Arena or Peachtree Center MARTA Stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self-parking (up to 3 hours) or $5 off valet (up to 2 hours). Regular parking rates are enforced after the aforementioned times.
A word from Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta
The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.
See fish. Eat fish. Legal Sea Foods is located in downtown Atlanta’s Hilton Garden Inn, across from the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola. Our two-story restaurant is double the fun for Atlantans who love seafood.

The buzz-worthy Oyster Bar is our street level lounge. Our second floor dining room features panoramic windows overlooking Centennial Olympic Park and Atlanta’s skyline, a balcony with outdoor seating and a wine room for semi-private parties. Nineteen signature cocktails, 28 wines by the glass and 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish will get you hooked.

Legal Sea Foods has received a boatload of accolades including being named “#1 Best Seafood Restaurant” in a nationwide poll by USA Today (2013) and the honor of serving our legendary New England Clam Chowder at every presidential inauguration since 1981.
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Legal Sea Foods - Atlanta reviews from OpenTable diners
255 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)scenic view (124)good for groups (91)fit for foodies (74)romantic (71)great for lunch (63)great for outdoor dining (47)hot spot (43)notable wine list (42)neighborhood gem (34)great for brunch (33)vibrant bar scene (30)late-night find (29)kid-friendly (25)Show More
  • Wow!!!
    Neet
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Wow is all I can say! Legal Sea Foods is absolutely stunning... from the food to the patio view! Definitely a gem!!!! My new favorite seafood restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood in Atlanta!
    FoodLover1911
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I had an awesome experience. The food, service, and atmosphere was spot on! The Crab Cakes are a must try!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, but needs a Makeover!
    Wenfen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We recently had dinner before a concert & the good news is that the food was excellent, service OK (not exceptional), but our biggest complaint is that the restaurant is starting to look tired & really needs a make-over. We were seated next to a booth who's wood trim had been ripped off, so it looked really bad & the carpet is old & dirty. We Love Legal's food, so hopefully they will improve the ambiance & look of their restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atlanta Weekend
    CrossoffBucketList
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were greeted quickly and sat immediately. We sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed it - until our food arrived. As soon as the food was placed on the table a swarm, literally a swarm, not just a few, but so many flys appeared out of nowhere that we had to ask to be moved inside. They moved us inside but to a horrible table that was in the constant path of people walking by. The food was okay but it was cold. Good for a one time visit - been there; done that; won't go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good ambiance disappointing exper
    Savvy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was the first visit for a friend from Chicago and me. We were seated later than our 9:15pm reservation because of a staff change at the hostess stations, they forgot about us in the transition. The waitress was attentive, the saving grace of the experience. My guest had Wood Grilled Assortment, which included tuna, swordfish, shrimp, scallops and two sides - grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes. The tuna, swordfish and other fish were dry and over cooked. The asparagus was burned instead of grilled to the point we could not cut away the burned sections. We sent the asparagus back for sauteed kale. The server brought the kale to the table and placed the serving plate on top of the bread plate and put his hand in the my eating plate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!!!!
    braddavis84
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love this place! The stuffed lobster is a gem and the seafood casserole is amazing!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG SEAFOOD!
    LakeWylieDiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at the Legal Seafoods in Atlanta. I have paid much more for not nearly as good quality or taste in seafood before. The service was impeccable. The waiter was knowledgeable and prompt and courteous. Holy cow, the food. The crab cakes are hands down the best I've ever had. We thought we had found the best ever crab cakes at a place in Charleston, SC that's now out of business, but, I assure you, these were orders of magnitude better. The wood grilled assortment was phenomenal. Oh, and they make great drinks too. Overall a fantastic experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was godd and the location was great for downtown events. Good atmosphere for a group setting with firends and you can overlook the city.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodluvin
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The cioppino is the bomb!! Quite possibly the freshest seafood I've ever eaten
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best. Seafood. Ever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    No kidding. We had the clam chowder, cream of crab soup, crab cake combo, and stuffed baked lobster, and it was the best seafood we've ever had. Great, friendly service. Serious attention paid to a food allergy. Unbelievable experience. We're coming back, and we're spreading the word. No way this place shouldn't be packed from open to close.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Post Concert Dinner
    Sarah
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a great dinner here after attending a concert at Phillips. The crab cakes I ordered were very good. My husband's shrimp were slightly over cooked and his scallops were a tad gritty. Fantastic service from our waitress Elena!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Chance
    foodie4life83
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I went last month and swore I would never return because I was not pleased with the service. Well I went back last night and I am glad that I did. Our server's name was Robert P and he was fantastic! He was completely professional and kept a smile on our faces the entire time which was a total 180 from the first impression I got on my last visit. I ordered the crab dip for my appetizer and it was delicious. For my entree, I ordered the shrimp and grits again because the bacon wrapped shrimp are just too good to pass up. I also ordered two of their margaritas which were also tasty. All is forgiven and I will return again very soon :) Ask for a table near the window when you go because the view is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Mick
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I went there with my wife. She LOVED very much! Lobstar we ate was best ever I had had before.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choices
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Menu choices made it hard to choose. Each of us had different items and all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crab Cakes
    foodisyummy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything was delicious, but the crab cakes were the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect pre game meal
    carterpatterson
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    If their is a Falcons or Hawks game in the evening, this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable lunch
    Staff
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Took retiring co-worker to lunch. Moderate noise level, excellent service and good food. Definitely one of my favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crab soup to die for!
    KatrinaATL
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I come here for the crab soup and sourdough rolls! Also the kids menu was good and or daughter enjoyed her food! Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had dinner with a group of 8 people and booked there based on my many pleasant experiences with the chain in Boston. It was OK and the atmosphere and ambiance in the restaurant were both perfect for the group but it fell short of the food quality and service that I have come to expect from Legal Seafood's back in Boston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another wonderful experience
    BargirlVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Another wonderful meal here! Every time I come here I have a great dining experience and this place is one of my favorites in Atlanta!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was great!
    Gabs1206
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The waitress was very attentive! She made sure everything was on point. Dorothea gave the best service I have had in awhile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legal seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Went to the one at the Boston airport years ago and loved it. Swore I'd go back to one when travel allowed. I guess you just can't go home again.... My food was bland and the waiter was frankly a jerk. Did like the spiced cauliflower appetizer but the pleasure ended there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST SEAFOOD AROUND
    SharonaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It was difficult to select from the menu with so many delicious sounding meals. One of my friends and I chose the Jasmine Shrimp, and my husband, the cioppino. His cioppino was incredible, huge, and according to him delicious. Our Jasmine rice dish was so flavorful - delicious shrimp and broccoli, and the rice (which is often just an 'add on') was absolutely delicious. There's lots more on the menu what I want to try. Also, one of my favorites is their 'lite' clam chowder - I love clam chowder, but when trying to cut down on fat and dairy, this is an excellent low-calorie and flavorful alternative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinerouter
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service was good, our table was overlooking the city so it was excellent. The food was ok. I expected more after having been to Legal in Boston.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food took 45+ minutes to arrive. Not a problem for a high quality meal but our dinner was underwhelming. Our plates came out 5 minutes apart and my meal (first received) was cold. I asked to have a freshly prepared meal and when it arrived the taste was off. Spoke with the manager who took care of the tab but we left hungry.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Undercooked Seafood Casserole
    JHBama
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I ordered the seafood casserole. It came to the table with raw shrimp and fish. The top was not brown and the inside was cool. TWICE! The fish and shrimp were obviously raw! We have eaten here every year for football games but no more.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really supports the tourist.
    KFW918
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Really supports the tourist. This legal seafood does not compare to the Boston locations. The Atlanta location will survive with it location for tourist looking for something to eat. Local's have much better choices available. This is sad for me to say a since I am from Boaton and was excited to have a legal seafood open in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Experience!
    IntrAKAteivy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were celebrating a work promotion. We had dinner on the outdoor patio and the city was beautiful and vibrant that night. I had the grilled platter with the swordfish, tuna, salmon, shrimp and scallops, they were all grilled perfectly! I also fell head over heals with my sides, the roasted mushrooms were excellent, I love Legal Seafood!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't Disappoint
    Like2cook
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good seafood and conveniently located to Atlanta downtown hotels and Georgia Dome. Recommend making reservations. Our party of 8 thoroughly enjoyed the food and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Game
    MississippiFamily
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Legal Seafood is an excellent choice for pre game meal for any event at Georgia Dome or Phillips arena. They accommodated our party of 12 and the food and service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Class
    rebdiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had a large group in town for a football game. All the food we ordered was among the best we had ever had for those items. I especially like the fresh hot bread, shrimp and scallops. The cole slaw was the best I have ever tasted. The margaritas and mojitos were absolutely fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the crab cakes
    UnsatisfiedPatron
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Crab cakes are awesome and so is the lobster!! One of my favorite spots. Always great service, food always amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We really enjoyed the food, the service and the great view of Atlanta! I would recommend this to anyone. Two of us had the Shrimp and Stone grits and they were tasty. Meal was received quickly and was hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Love2DineVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The only reason I would not rate it 5 stars is because drinks are not inclusive in kids meals. Kids meals seem overpriced already and to not include the drink is ridiculous. Food quality (adult) was outstanding! Also I had a server that wasn't trained as well as the others or was having an off day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    RidgeRunner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a wonderful experience - the other guests provided insights as my friend and I were trying to decide on what we should order. Portions are generous - great presentation. If you're not a big eater - consider splitting an order. The braised greens were wonderful - I'd order this as a side again. Also had the spinach and it was ok nothing special like the braised greens. We ordered the Nutty Salmon - wonderful and must have again. Great presentation, loved the nuts on the salmon - would change out the spinach for braised greens in a hearbeat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If the entire server staff was like the guy I had for my visit this place would be over the top special. Jeff, was well prepared with the entire menu. He was able to suggest, listen and come up with a full course meal from beginning to end even beverages. My wife and I were so impressed with him and all the information he shared, not to mention he had a great story to keep the mood light and enjoyable as we celebrated our 9th anniversary. We will return for future visits and try not to eat as much as we did, but the food was so awesome it's hard to hold back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food lukewarm
    Ctriv
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was good, although a bit slow, waiter had multiple tables seated at once and there didn't seem to be much of a 'team' serving concept. Appetizers were delicious, all 4 entrees were lukewarm at best. Wife's almond-crusted salmon was extremely dry and almost cold. Plates weren't even warm like it had sat in the serving window.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One glitch
    TJohn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We got there early and was told to give them a few minutes since we wanted to dine inside. They forgot about us
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth it.
    IWFoodCritic
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Legal Seafood has excellent selections. Took a group of 8, we ordered everything from the raw seafood tower to the surf and turf. Had one member of the group with shell fish allergies - they took great care of him as well. Worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our group enjoyed the dining experience. The food was good and we are glad we had reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.